2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference


In Dr. King's 1963 March on Washington I Have A Dream speech, he told a divided nation that we need one another and that we are stronger when we march forward, together. Now, more than 50 years later in these trying times, his words still ring true. In the midst of great political and social unrest, we have an opportunity to come together, uplift one another and collectively strategize for the future we dream about.

The MLK Holiday weekend presents an opportunity for the AFL-CIO to engage our affiliates, constituency groups and partners who are looking for a space to discuss the most important economic policy issues that lie at the intersection of race and class coupled with the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will gather on January 18-21, 2019 in our Nation’s Capital for the annual MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference!

Against the backdrop of Supreme Court blows to the Labor community, continued attacks on voting rights and in the face of arguably the most important election cycle of our time; we call on all working people to rise up with courage and conviction in a demand for economic and racial justice. Hard working people are the backbone of this nation, but in the last few years, we have witnessed devastating rollbacks of our rights and our wages. If there were ever a time to mobilize, train and deploy the united force of the labor community – this is it!

Please join us for The Fierce Urgency of Now!


  • When

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 - Monday, January 21, 2019
    6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Washington Hilton
    1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20009

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